Thankful Tuesdays #24 – Learning from a Novel

Written as part of 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge which I’m attempting this year.


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A Book I Learned From

Week 24 – Thankful Tuesdays

I’ve told it often when I express gratitude – I am thankful for this love of reading that I have, and those who feed this bookworm too. One book that came my way like that was The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It was lent to me by a friend, and I purchased a copy of my own after reading it. It was a book I knew I’d re-read. The book, now that I’ve seen other reviews on Goodreads and such, is something that many people look at and feel the author’s message is wrong, preachy etc. I don’t bother about that. If I were to abandon life and go chasing dreams around the world just because I read it in a book of fiction, I’d be mad. The Alchemist, I feel, just gives a message. Believe in your dreams, work towards it, and one day, you’ll find it. A quote I have been told and read since I was a child says, “God helps those who help themselves.” The book helped me to believe in my dreams. That’s it. And for helping me to do that at a time when it was needed, this book means a lot to me.


(© 16th June 2015)

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Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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